Green Flash Brewing Co. RemixIPA – American IPA at 6.2% ABV | 47 IBU

Green Flash Brewing Co. RemixIPA American IPA at 6.2% ABV | 47 IBU (US$2.41 at Specs Main Houston, 355 ml, packaged on 25-Jan-2018, acquired 3-Mar-2018, reviewed 11-Mar-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy deep gold with one finger of loose off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, caramel, citrus, hint of cooked vegetables. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

It’s been a distressingly long time since I’ve had a Green Flash – ignoring their P49 collab, the last ones I had were in early 2016, and were fairly middle-of-the-road. This, I’m sad to say, seems to be a bit more of the same. The mediocrity starts with the label: putting “FRESH” in big letters on the front but not using a human-readable date code, makes about as much sense as they-who-must-not-be-named putting “COLD” on theirs. The absence of a date code leaves me wondering, is this the way it’s supposed to smell and taste? Who knows? I see where they’re going with this: “Remix”, as in “old school”, with a somewhat traditional hop blend, but the fact is, it just seems a bit lazy. Is it bad? Hell no. Especially in the finish, it’s pretty decent. But you can’t step into the same stream twice. What would’ve been interesting a decade ago is just slightly boring now, and, unfortunately, that’s about the way I’d have to sum this up. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze

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